" Kiely tackles a hilarious heritage with both hands on the reins and sparks flying from her spurs ! "  

Hugh Morshead, Author/Equestrian

About Us

Independent Publisher Book Awards


Celebrating 23 years! The Independent Publisher Book Awards being held on May 28th in NYC honor the year's best  Independent titles from around the world. The awards are intended to bring increased recognition to the thousands of exemplary independent, university, and self-published books released each year.

Pauline Kiely


An avid student of creative writing for over 25 years this author has been recognized and awarded for special features in print publications. Pauline lives on a heritage, organic apple orchard. She enjoys her two step children, three children, four grandchildren, nature and trail riding on her sassy chestnut mare, Hazeldeen.  

IPPY Silver Medal



The 2019 Independent Publisher Book Awards announced, Pauline Kiely, No Poverty Between the Sheets, Silver Medalist for Canada East - nonfiction.  Medal winning books are from Australian states, Canada, United States, France, Germany, Indonesia, Japan, Singapore, New Zealand, Spain, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates, and the United Kingdom.

No Poverty Between The Sheets

When this author posed the question to her Irish Granny, "If you were so poor why did you have ten children?" Granny Kiely replied, "To be certain, there was no poverty between the sheets!"

Her Irish father is the fourth of ten children, and her French Canadian mother the baby of twelve. Lively stories bounce back and forth between the two cultures in this conversational memoir full of gems. Spanning four generations, readers are treated to holidays in Ireland and camping adventures throughout Ontario. Family, friends, neighbors, dogs, and horses, all come to life in this witty family saga. The book documents the strong ties that bind generations together. Kiely's writing is honest, captivating, and this author brings a fresh new voice like no other. 

"No Poverty Between the Sheets" is the first book in a trilogy series.  Sequel title, "Ricochet Rodeo" - Publishing Dec 2019 and "Heart of a Horse" Dec 2020. 


Upcoming Events

Chapters Markham May 18 Book Signing


Sincere thanks to the staff and management at Chapters bookstore in Markham, Ontario. Nice day meeting old and new friends, and sharing stories.

IPPY Award New York City May 28


 The Independent Publisher Book Awards in New York City on May 28th will award, Pauline Kiely, Silver Medal IPPY medallion for Canada East nonfiction.   

Book Expo in New York City May 29-31


 Book Expo America is the largest international book conference being held at the Jacob Javitz Convention Centre. Brimming with publishers, agents, distributors, and authors.

Lakefield Dragon & Fairy Festival June 8


Looking forward to this quaint, mystical, fabulous, festival in the heart of cottage country.  We will host trolley rides and all are welcome to visit our booth. 

Settlers Day Bobcaygeon Trade Show on June 9


Join us for a just terrific day in the country! Settlers' Day is a visit to simpler times and wholesome goodness. There's something for everyone, including Kawartha Dairy Ice Cream! 

Havelock Country Jamboree August 15-18


We are really excited to be part of the 30th annual Havelock Country Music Jamboree.  Over 100,000 in attendance, and some of the best music this side of the soil.

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Pauline Kiely

150 King Street P.O. Box 2361 , Peterborough, Ontario K9J 2R0 , Canada

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